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EAN-139780143117964   EAN-13 barcode 9780143117964
Product NameBicycle Diaries
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionPaperback
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0143117963
SKU817052
Price New6.91 US Dollars    (curriencies)
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Width0.79 inches    (convert)
Height7.98 inches    (convert)
Length5.31 inches    (convert)
Weight11.04 ounces    (convert)
AuthorDavid Byrne
Page Count320
BindingPaperback
Published09/28/2010
FeaturesPenguin Books
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A round-the-world bicycle tour with one of the most original artists of our day. 

Urban bicycling has become more popular than ever as recession- strapped, climate-conscious city dwellers reinvent basic transportation. In this wide-ranging memoir, artist/musician David Byrne-who has relied on a bike to get around New York City since the early 1980s-relates his adventures as he pedals through an engages with some of the world's major cities. From Buenos Aires to Berlin, he meets a range of people both famous and ordinary, shares his thoughts on art, fashion, music, globalization, and the ways that many places are becoming more bike-friendly. Bicycle Diaries is an adventure on two wheels conveyed with humor, curiosity, and humanity.

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